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Cosmos sturdy and full but no flowers

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 14:22
Pete8 says:

Another mystery of the cosmos :)

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  Yes, Pete

Shrubs from seed

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 14:07

yes, lots of them, and trees. I can't help myself, it's an obsession,.

Clerodendrum trichotomum is easy, Chimonanthus praecox (maybe not quite so easy, I only got one) lots of different Cotoneasters and Loniceras. Eleagnus umbellata and angustifolia, Catalpa. The list is long and will be longer.

Cosmos sturdy and full but no flowers

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 14:02

I have huge flowerless bushes as well. Don't know which sort, given to me by a friend. Her plants are all the same 

Sticky black mess from willow tree

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 13:37

aphids secrete the sticky stuff and insects love it. I think the blackness is dust etc stuck to it

Unidentifiable plant

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 20:54

Tree Paeony. They're not ripe yet, black and shiny is ripe and the pods open.

Last edited: 11 August 2017 20:54:54

Tree with blue-green foliage ID

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 19:01

in focus photo of the leaves would help

What is this plant?

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 17:48

Many years ago I bought a Mulberry by mail order. Never seen one so had no idea what it looked like. Over years doubts started creeping in, it was supposed to be late to leaf but it was one of the first. The leaves didn't look like the illustrations in the books (years before internet). Eventually it produced white, 5 petalled flowers followed by little cherries


Posted: 11/08/2017 at 13:51

yes, they're easy from seed. They seed themselves here.

Let them mature and go brown on the plant.

What is this plant?

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 13:49

it has the look of a willow species.

Another Plant ID

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 11:44

mine self seeded last year, overwintered, flowered and seeded early and have already germinated for next year. Works very well unless we get a hard winter.

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